|Val d'Orcia ( DWELSingapore)|
As for Val d'Orcia:
"In 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites under these criteria:
- Criterion (iv): The Val d’Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing pictures.
- Criterion (vi): The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking."
|The countryside near Pienza (amorosa.it)|